Bargaining Update #19

Good evening Colleagues,

Today we met for our 19th bargaining session.

Last month, our team asked NNU to identify their economic priorities to help us make continued progress toward an agreement that balances the issues that are most important to UCMC nurses with our institution’s economic realities. We are continuing these important discussions and appreciate NNU’s pass and collaboration. Economic discussion topics that continued today included:

  • Wages/differentials
  • Holidays
  • Vacations
  • Compensation for negotiations
  • Retirement benefits

 Both sides also discussed ways to move a number of outstanding issues forward. These included:

  • Internal transfers
  • Workplace violence
  • Union meeting facilities
  • L&D scrub

We’ll hold our next round of nursing town halls in two weeks, giving you a chance to hear bargaining updates directly from us. As always, Chief Nursing Officer Emily Chase and the UCMC bargaining team will review the progress to date, major proposals that remain on the table, and answer your questions. You should already have calendar invites for these town halls, which will be held:

Tuesday, Feb. 20th at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 8 a.m.

The remaining February bargaining dates are on the 13th and 22nd. We look forward to continuing today’s momentum and finalizing a fair and fiscally responsible contract.

Thank you,

Alesia Coe, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Vice President, Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Adult Inpatient Hospitals & Emergency Services
UChicago Medicine